In this episode of “The Recruitment Roundup” by BMS Performance, the focus is on addressing the challenges of onboarding candidates with extended notice periods. Hosted by industry experts, the podcast delves into practical strategies and insights for ensuring a smooth transition for both the employer and the new hire. The episode begins by acknowledging the common hurdles faced when dealing with candidates who have lengthy notice periods. From maintaining engagement to managing expectations, the discussion highlights the importance of proactive communication and tailored onboarding processes.

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Mike LeatherĀ 

Sam Musiyarira

Laura Tucker

Key Takeaways:

  1. Proactive Communication: Maintaining regular and clear communication with candidates throughout the notice period is crucial for keeping them engaged and excited about the new role.
  2. Tailored Onboarding Processes: Customising the onboarding experience to accommodate the individual needs of candidates with extended notice periods can enhance their transition into the new role.
  3. Building Rapport: Building a strong rapport with candidates helps establish a positive relationship and adopts trust, which is essential for successful onboarding.
  4. Providing Resources: Offering relevant resources and support during the notice period, such as access to training materials or remote sessions, can help candidates feel prepared and valued.
  5. Managing Expectations: Setting realistic expectations about the onboarding process and the timeline for starting the new role helps mitigate potential frustrations and misunderstandings.
  6. Leveraging Industry Best Practices: Drawing from real-life examples and industry best practices can provide valuable insights and guidance for optimising the onboarding experience.

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